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« on: August 21, 2006 02:10:31 PM »

Here's something I made out of an old shower curtain. The funky pattern pretty much demanded the shape of the purse:

Here's the first, slightly clumpsy attempt:

After this one, I made two more to give away:

The gray lining might be a bit wrong, but trying to find something blue to match was impossible.


The fabric:

Making the inside:

Zipper details:

Thanks for reading Cheesy

Unless there already is a tutorial for this kind of purse, here's a description.
I've used:
- three types of fabric, one for the pocket, one for the two inside-pieces and one for the two outside-pieces.
- A zipper for the pocket.
- Magnet button.
- Binding or a ribbon to hide the seams (not neccesary if you sow the seams on the inside, but that is a lot more work, I find)

Cut out two insides and two outsides, and a pocket. Sow the zipper to one of the insides, and sow the pocket-piece to the back of it. Attach the button. Put it all together by sowing one inside and one outside together along the edges, then sow  together with the other inside-outside-pair leaving the handles free. Binding where the seems are, and voila! New purse Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006 02:18:02 PM »

omg i love it!! i love the shape and everything baout the purse!! i hope you don't mind if i try this!

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006 05:57:22 PM »

What a super pattern and fabric. You did an awesome job making this to use that fabric to perfection. Great work on a really cute and professional looking bag. It gives me lots of ideas on using thrifted fabrics!!

« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006 06:26:48 PM »

What a great bag!  I love the shape, very cool!!

« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006 07:08:27 PM »

I love em!!!  just love em          I love the shape and how you fitted the fabric into it.
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006 09:46:39 PM »

That is so cute! I love the shape and the shower curtain pattern is awesome! I love it!

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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006 07:24:07 AM »

Very cute! Makes me look at my shower curtain in a new way... Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006 07:55:04 AM »

sorry if its more obvious than i think, but i wanted to ask and make sure ... is that binding you used on the edges?  the dark gray? 
by the way ,  i love the bag!  its such an adorable design!
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006 08:01:06 AM »

I adore this bag, and I'm a total sucker for this shape.  So cool!

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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2006 12:03:14 PM »

The grey lining looks great to me! Those are wonderful... Smiley

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